The perfect harmony of passion, eloquence and Napa Valley tradition, LVE wines are a unique series of rich, soulful and complex notes inspired by true love, produced in collaboration with Napa Valley’s renowned Raymond Vineyards.
Legend Vineyard Exclusive was a dream long in the making. As with his music, John searched for the right collaborator, a vineyard whose pursuit of the perfect blend and standards of excellence equaled his own. With roots deep in the Napa Valley and award-winning wines known for beautiful balance, finesse and power, Raymond Vineyards was the perfect match.Aroma:
This Pinot Gris opens with a bouquet of white flower aromas and pear with green apple.Palate:
On the palate this wine is rich and well-balanced with flavors of peach with a note of citrus.Vintage Notes:
The 2021 Napa Valley Pinot Gris is from a single vineyard in Yountville with primarily alluvial soils. Pinot Gris is well-suited to cooler climate like the one that exists in Yountville. The cool temperature helps maintain the acid and fruitiness in the grapes to create a balanced wine. The Pinot Gris was fermented in neutral French oak barrels. It was then aged on lees in neutral oak barrels for 11 months.
Meats & Fish:Fresh Oysters on the Half Shell, Dover Sole in lemon sauceCheese & Nuts:light cream cheesesFruits & Vegetables:Pear SaladSauces:Pasta with white sauceGrains:Angel Hair Pasta
- Appellation: Napa Valley
- Varietal: 100% Pinot Gris
- Alcohol: 13.5%
- pH: 3.27
- Titratable Acidity: 6.6g/L
- Aging: 11 months in French oak barrels